January

MCI backs safety classes

MCI backs safety classes

The news that the Department for Transport is considering the introduction of safe driving sessions into the school curriculum has received support from the Motorcycle Industry Association. Under the...

MCN Bike Check

MCN Bike Check

MCN have launched a new service to help put your mind at ease when it comes to buying a bike. MCN Bike Check allows you to see if the bike you are looking at: Is recorded on Police National...

MCN Babe voting closed

MCN Babe voting closed

Voting lines have now closed for the 2007 MCN Babe competition. We received 120 entries this year and contestants will be sent letters after Friday, January 12, 2007 to tell them if they have made it...

Hailwood video sought

Hailwood video sought

The widow of Isle of Man great Mike Hailwood is seeking footage of his victory at the 1978 TT races. Pauline Hailwood is looking to obtain any amateur film footage of the event to create a video in...

Triumph caught on video

This new Triumph prototype has been caught testing at the Almeria circuit in Spain. Although it looks a lot like a stock Speed Triple, the bike has a double-sided swingarm similar to that on the Daytona 675, and a different chassis compared to the stock Speed Triple. The exhaust system appear to be from the 1050cc Speed Triple – suggesting this machine has the big 1050cc triple rather than the...

Team effort...

Team effort...

Recording the vital statistics of the whole team is vitally important to the race strategy...

Chill out time

Chill out time

It's time to get off those heels and re-apply the make up...

Honda tops sales chart

Honda tops sales chart

Honda’s CBR1000RR has topped the sales charts for 2006 with 2067 of them finding owners. The rest of the sportsbike-dominated chart includes the Suzuki GSX-R600, 750 and 1000 in second, third and...

Bikes on TV: Jan 10-16

Each week we publish a list of events happening around the UK, and listings on motorcycling programmes on TV. This is the TV listing for the week beginning Wednesday, January 10 on. KEY TO CHANNELS: DRT - Discovery Real Time DRTE -Discovery Real Time Extra DSC - Discovery Channel MM - Men and Motors EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MOT - Motors TV, SS1 (2, 3 or X) - Sky Sports 1 (2,3 or Extra) EUR1 -...

Video: 1098 on the dyno

Video: 1098 on the dyno

Ducati’s new 1098 arrived at the MCN office for the first time last week and caused quite a stir before it was whisked away to get it’s first dyno run. Check out the video to hear just how good...

Focussed for the race

Focussed for the race

Sending positive vibes to her rider...

New MCN: January 10

New MCN: January 10

The Ducati 1098 trounces its rivals in its first UK group test as MCN’s test riders put it to the test against the Aprilia RSV1000R and the Kawasaki ZX-10R. Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves had the...

Video: Ferrari Supermoto

Video: Ferrari Supermoto

Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves has been to Italy to test the most exotic and expensive supermoto ever built – the Terra Modena 198. This new model carries a price tag of £15,600 with its Ferrari...

Showing your strength

Showing your strength

Hold on to the pole and smile they said. Ok, I can manage that...

Disabled trike insurance

Disabled trike insurance

Conquest Trikes are fast, stunning looking machines.  Built around a BMW 1150, they’re probably the sexiest vehicles ever designed for disabled users. The first high performance trike that can...

Sporty babe

Sporty babe

Keeping fit around the paddock...

Grant for charity

Grant for charity

The Disabled Motorcyclists Association has been awarded £4,500 from Lloyds Foundation, part of Lloyds TSB. The grant has been awarded for producing their magazine and leaflets, which last year alone...

Pretty babe

Pretty babe

Camel use their best assets for promotion

Bonnie's scrambler style

Bonnie's scrambler style

How about this for uber Gallic retro cool? French custom specialist Mecatwin has unveiled this glorious Bonneville flat tracker, available in limited numbers this year. Based on the Bonneville T100,...

Working on the tan

Working on the tan

This racing lark is great, please don't ever change it to winter!

Desmo RR's going fast

Desmo RR's going fast

Any doubts Ducati had about the Desmosidici RR selling at the huge price of £38,000 a pop are out the window. Ducati Coventry has already sold 20 of the full-blown road-going MotoGP replicas on...

Zero traffic Cops

Zero traffic Cops

Police forces around the country have admitted to MCN to having zero dedicated traffic cops.  We submitted a Freedom of Information Enquiry to every force in the country and found that traffic...

Up the front

Up the front

Looks like Bennetts were struggling for space to fit in this beauty...

£250 for causing death

A teenage van driver who admitted to careless driving causing the death of a biker has received a fine of just £250. Nineteen-year-old John McGuire of Shettleston, Glasgow, was involved in a collision with biker Vincent Crossan in Cumbernauld on April 3 last year (2006). Crash investigators at the scene established that the bike was travelling at 21mph at the time of the accident; however they...

Pro's back track fight

Pro's back track fight

Bikers who face losing the right to ride on the upland tracks of the Isle of Man have received the backing of biking aces Steve Colley and David Knight. The three-times British Trials Champion and...

Bikes On TV: Jan 3-9

Each week we publish a list of events happening around the UK, and listings on motorcycling programmes on TV. This is the TV listing for the week beginning Wednesday, December 20 on. KEY TO CHANNELS: DRT - Discovery Real Time DRTE -Discovery Real Time Extra DSC - Discovery Channel MM - Men and Motors EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MOT - Motors TV, SS1 (2, 3 or X) - Sky Sports 1 (2,3 or Extra) EUR1 -...

Red mist

Red mist

All together now.... Reach for the Stars...

Bennetts' special

Bennetts' special

How do I look?

Kit got you nicked?

Kit got you nicked?

Ever been nicked for speeding based on your riding kit? If so you could help with an MCN investigation. If the cops have ever attempted to identify you by checking your kit against speed camera...

112BHP V4 Scooter

112BHP V4 Scooter

Small scooters are known for being twitchy and a bit rubbish at going round corners – so imagine what this one’s like with three extra cylinders and 112bhp. The 350cc V4 was built by Italian scooter...

Free parking support

Free parking support

London’s Westminster City Council claims MCN readers support plans to scrap free bike parking. The plans, first reported in the December 19, 2006 issue of MCN, will see all free bike parking bays in...

MCN desktop newsreader

MCN desktop newsreader

This week sees the launch of MCN’s new desktop news-reader – which lets you get the latest headlines from MCN direct to your computer desktop. Install the desktop on your computer and a built-in RSS...

New Year's resolutions

New Year's resolutions

Ready for a bright new start to 2007?

Bobbed Bonnie

Bobbed Bonnie

Triumph’s Bonneville isn’t the first thing custom bike builders consider basing an old-school American ‘bobber’ style chopper on, but ‘Da Trump Card’ from Bitter End Old School Choppers shows that it...

MCN petition going strong

MCN petition going strong

More than 2,000 bikers have signed our petition aimed at freezing speeding fines until the Government tests all speed detection equipment in bikes. MCN has proved that Gatso cameras and other speed...

Test

Test